Cindy Hariu Thibodeaux
October 7, 1959 – January 2, 2024
Our lives go on without you
But nothing is the same
We have to hide our heartache
When someone speaks your name
Sad are the hearts that love you
Silent are the tears that fall
Living without you is the
Hardest part of all
You did so many things for us
Your heart was so kind and true
And when we needed someone
We could always count on you
The special years will not return
When we are all together
But with the love in our hearts
You walk with us forever
Cindy Hariu Thibodeaux, 64, died peacefully at the Hospice facility, Calcutta House, in Lafayette, LA on January 2, 2024, following a long battle with breast cancer.
Cindy is survived by her husband, Glenn; two sons, Onni Glenn and his wife, Emily of Lafayette, LA, and Jack Everett and his partner, Lexi of Lafayette, LA; two grandsons, Paxton and Everett of Lafayette, LA; her father, Theordore Michael Hariu of Lafayette, LA; two sisters, Karen Hariu Leger of Sugar Land, TX and Susan Hariu Young of Youngsville, LA; two brothers, Michael “Todd” Hariu and his wife, Shelia of Lafayette, LA and Stephen Micheal Hariu and his wife, Beckie of Scott, LA.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Betty Parker Hariu, and her granddaughter, Ahni Helen Thibodeaux.
Cindy’s sense of humor and her love and compassion for all are what made her special and what makes her sorely missed today. She always put the wants and needs of others before her own. She was a force to be reckoned with at times, but no one ever hesitated to call on her for help, as she was always there for anyone who needed her.
Cindy was Granny to her grandchildren and grand dogs alike, and adored spending time with them all and spoiling them rotten. She was an avid collector of vintage items and antiques and loved spending time scouring thrift stores and antique shops seeking treasures for a bargain. She loved the slots! Before she was too ill, she would make a few trips a year to the casinos nearby and even managed to hit a few BIG jackpots and got her picture in the hall of fame photos. Those were all joyful endeavors during some painful years. She was a life-long animal advocate and rescued dozens of abandoned cats, dogs, squirrels, and other various wildlife that managed to find their way to her rural home. She never turned a blind eye to a creature or person in need.
It is impossible to sum up a life in just a few words about someone who was so treasured by those who loved her. She will be lovingly remembered and grievously missed by all who truly knew her.
We love you, Cindy.